Bob took some amazing shots today, and the hair and make-up crew did incredible work.
My beautiful friend Bob and his partner Walter are tying the knot next Saturday and have hired a big band to play their ’40’s themed wedding. Besides being one of the lovliest people I have had the pleasure to know and work with he is also, without question, one of the funniest. He has assembled a bunch of friends to sing songs with the band, I am flattered that he has asked me to sing “Moon River” . We had a rehearsal today at the Musician’s Union. What a treat it was to walk into that space, and pull up a mic with a 12 -piece orchestra.
The McCabes UKUlear family rides again! This session includes kids ages 5 to 60!
We have just begun a new 4 week journey at the legendary Santa Monica guitar shop, McCabes. 11 of us packed into the big classroom upstairs and enjoyed our first week of ukulele basics. 4 kids and 6 (so-called) adults joined me, and we figured out how to how to tune, strum and play 4 chords. We played and sang 7 songs together. All in our first hour!
Jack and Molly are showing off their skills with their F and C chords, and enjoying the mellow tones of two of my new Ohana concert ukuleles, equipped with low-G strings.
That’s right- I have a new “kit”!
I have traded up. Louis Wu, King of the Ohana operation has generously donated 8 concert ukes for the purpose of teaching. They have all been strung with low-G strings, and have been tuned and stickered up for action. They will be coming with me when I drive 6,000 miles across the country (and back) this summer on our crazy tour.
More on that soon….